Tanya Wideman-Davis is the Co-Artistic Director of Wideman/Davis Dance, founded with Thaddeus Davis in 2003. She is currently on faculty as an Assistant Professor at The University of South Carolina. Ms. Wideman-Davis received her M.F.A. from Hollins University/ADF (2012). Her research interests explore and examine race, gender, femininity, identity and location. This research grounds her choreographic method and performances and challenges the traditional methodologies and ideologies of classical Ballet. Wideman/Davis Dance was awarded a 2013 Map Fund Grant to support the research and development of their current project, Ruptured Silence: Racist Signs and Symbols. Most recently, Wideman-Davis has choreographed past-carry-forward for the new Dance Theatre of
Harlem company with dramaturgy by Dr. Thomas F. DeFrantz.
She has received International acclaim and was given the honor of “Best Female Dancer of 2001-2002” by Dance Europe magazine. As a dancer, Ms. Wideman-Davis has worked with the following companies: Dance Theater of Harlem, Cleveland San Jose Ballet, The Joffery Ballet of Chicago, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Donald Byrd: The Group, Dance Galaxy: Fugate/Bahiri Ballet NY, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Spectrum Dance Theater, Guest Artist, Ballet Memphis, Guest Artist, Quorum Ballet, Portugal. In addition, Ms. Wideman-Davis has taught as a guest artist extensively within the United States and abroad.